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To the Editor: On Nov. 15 Red Wing 2020, an advisory committee to Mayor Dennis Egan, is holding a "community forum" on frac sand mining at the Sheldon Theatre. All of the presenters are state officials: no community representatives are on the panel. It seems obvious that a "community forum" should include community representatives. The oil and gas people have huge resources they are bringing to bear to try to impose their will on our city and county.
To the Editor: Nov. 6 will go down in history as a watershed event in the nation's long struggle for marriage equality. The great state of Minnesota became the first in the country to reject an amendment to a state constitution to limit the freedom to marry. In recent years, 30 states have passed a similar discriminatory ballot initiative. In addition to the historic vote in Minnesota, voters in Washington, Maine and Maryland approved same-gender marriage.
To the Editor: What happens after this election in the future elections? Good candidates have not only the expense and work of the campaign, but all their energy and thoughtful new ideas might come to naught because of negative campaign statements and ads. Suddenly the future of our democracy looks very bleak. Fewer and fewer good candidates will run and there will be little choice in elections down the line. At this point in time we have the right to be independent and cross party lines to vote for the candidate we think will best represent us.
To the Editor: The government sold us out. We still have the right to vote them out. Put "God" back in your vote. Barbara Lundberg Red Wing
To the Editor: When the Legislature proposed a constitutional amendment to require an ID to vote in Minnesota - my first thought was "great" - obviously a good thing to do. After reading more about the pros and cons and especially the actual wording - I began to think differently for four reasons: a) The type of voter fraud seen in Minnesota - felons who have lost the right to vote, voting - could still easily occur; b) A provisional ballot for new, unregistered voters would require extra work and would effectively discourage young people and others from participating; c) Even with t
To the Editor: Residents of Minnesota House District 21B, thanks for the interview. I have enjoyed meeting those I had a chance to visit with. I don't plan to represent anything other than what I am and what I stand for. If you feel my background and positions are in line with the best interests and needs of District 21B and Minnesota in general, I would appreciate your vote Nov. 6. Bruce Montplasir Altura, Minn.
To the Editor: Throughout my time in office I have witnessed a number of changes in Minnesota and the lives of the men and women who call our great state home. Unfortunately, not all the change has been positive. In recent years, too many families and businesses have been forced to make adjustments as they weather the bumpy economic road our nation has traveled. Business owners hesitate invest in their companies or hire new workers because they don't know what unexpected costs and regulations may emerge.
To the Editor: Tuesday again provides all of us with our greatest opportunity and right - to vote. We all have important decisions to make when casting our ballot. Our focus tends to be on national and state races. Don't overlook the significant votes we will each cast at the local level. Leadership in Red Wing is every bit as important as leadership in Washington and St. Paul. Locally, Lisa Bayley has demonstrated leadership on our City Council and I know she will continue to lead going forward. Just as at the federal and state level, Red Wing is facing critical decisions.
To the Editor: I am writing to ask for your vote in my campaign for re-election to the Red Wing City Council. Since 2008, I have worked hard to represent you at City Hall by asking tough questions and seeking common-sense solutions to our budget problems. I am proud of what we have accomplished. We have reduced the city workforce, prioritized and cut spending and non-essential services, and developed a long-range strategic plan. Taxes have stayed nearly flat as we worked our way through the economic crisis.
To the Editor: Stereotypes die hard, and hurtful ways of treating others, even while recognized, change slowly. I still vividly remember how, as a young clinical psychologist, I was taught to diagnose homoerotic attraction and same-sex behavior as pathological.